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Teenagers given right to vote in Welsh elections

The Welsh Labour Government has announced plans to give sixteen and 17-year-olds in Wales the right to vote in council elections (Picture: PA)

Sixteen and 17-year-olds in Wales will be given the right to vote in council elections under plans announced by the Welsh Labour Government.

Cabinet Secretary for local government Alun Davies said the proposals were designed to boost participation as he was concerned that young people were being ‘disengaged’ from the political process.

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